36 European companies will come to Shanghai for a week-long Healthcare and Medical Technologies business mission between 4 and 8 December 2017 to seek business opportunities with local and regional companies. This second EU Gateway to China business mission will cover healthcare and medical technologies including elderly care, assistive technologies, medical equipment, information and communication (ICT) for healthcare, telemedicine and remote health monitoring, nanotechnology healthcare and dental products.
The 36 selected companies are coming from the following European Union (EU) Member States:
- Belgium: 3 companies
- Czech Republic: 1 company
- Finland: 1 company
- France: 4 companies
- Germany: 7 companies
- Ireland: 1 company
- Italy: 5 companies
- The Netherlands: 3 companies
- Poland: 4 companies
- Slovakia: 1 company
- Spain: 3 companies
- Sweden: 2 companies
- United Kingdom: 1 company
During the Healthcare and Medical Technologies Exhibition days held at the Grand Kempinski Shanghai, the European companies will display their cutting-edge products and solutions. Some of these include: early cancer detection method, analysis of cardiac data in drug clinical trials, independent research and development of specific diagnostic antibodies, medical devices (hardware and software) for neurological rehabilitation, independent research and development around liposuction techniques, treatment of low incidence/prevalence diseases in the areas of ADHD, and bionic & VR devices for medical training.
All registered Exhibition visitors are encouraged to apply for one-to-one meetings with the European companies to engage in a deeper discussion and increase the opportunities for successful business outcomes. Exhibition details are as follows:
Time: 5-6 December 2017, 9AM-5PM
Venue: Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, 1288 Lujiazui Ring Rd, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi
Registration at: www.eu-gateway.cn/en/node/16 
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With the rapid development of the science and technology sector as well as innovation centred policies, China’s medical devices industry has unprecedented growth opportunities.
China Customs statistics show a gradual increase in the import and export of medical devices from 2010 to 2015. In 2015, China's total trade in medical devices amounted to 32.54 billion euros of which Europe constituted 36.96%, making it China's largest medical device import and export market among its 108 trading countries and regions.
As part of its 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP), China is reshaping its healthcare market and a key part of the proposed changes is an increase in international cooperation.
Amongst others, the EU Gateway to China Programme and its business support services provide a valuable platform for Chinese and European companies to cooperate in the areas of disease prevention, early detection, and treatment.
About EU Gateway to China
EU Gateway to China is an initiative funded by the European Union supporting European companies to establish long-lasting business collaborations in China.
Following the completion of the first business mission in Beijing, which focused on the clean technologies sector, the EU Gateway to China Programme now comes to Shanghai with a focus on healthcare and medical technologies.
The EU Gateway to China Programme is built on a successful EU Gateway model of matchmaking and business support services. The original EU Gateway | Business Avenues was launched in 1994 in Japan. Since then, it has acted as a bridgehead to provide business support services to European enterprises interested in developing their business in Asia. From 2016 to 2020, the programme will run in Korea, Southeast Asia, China and Japan.